May 9, 2009

Does and Does Not

When teaching a particular topic, while it’s important to give your students an example of what illustrates a theme, it can also be helpful to offer an example of what does not illustrate it.

You’ll notice in your teacher’s lesson that the Illustration is about a gentleman who thought he should leave his political career to “dedicate himself to doing God’s work.” Fortunately, he had some sage counselors around him who helped him realize that doing God’s work can involve more than “official” ministry; he could serve God by doing God’s will through his political career.

In order to show what does constitute ”doing God’s work,” it was most helpful to dispel the myth and show that official ministry does not constitute the only way to do God’s work.